Fashion Veterans Launch New Label Buchanan & Zavala

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There’s a new knit in town that is sure to turn heads: Buchanan & Zavala launches its high-end, luxury knitwear collection. The contemporary line appeals to today’s modern woman offering style, comfort and a splash of attitude available for the fall/winter 2011-2012 season. The collection consists of eight silhouettes featuring 60 pieces with prices ranging from $325 to $1,895.

“My vision for Buchanan & Zavala is sophisticated, stylish yet simple fashion for today’s woman; comfortable for her fast paced lifestyle and beautifully designed,” said Buchanan & Zavala President and CEO Soo Buchanan.

There’s a new knit in town that is sure to turn heads: Buchanan & Zavala launches its high-end, luxury knitwear collection. The contemporary line appeals to today’s modern woman offering style, comfort and a splash of attitude available for the fall/winter 2011-2012 season. The collection consists of eight silhouettes featuring 60 pieces with prices ranging from $325 to $1,895.

President and Chief Executive Officer Soo Buchanan collaborated with Executive Vice President of R&D/Operations Roberto Zavala and Vice President of Design Maria Lopez, both former St. John executives, to create a line that provides a wider breadth of selection in the luxury knitwear category. The result is modern classics with flair and also a forgiving fit. These defining characteristics combined with meticulous detailing give each piece its own unique one-of- a-kind feel. The designs carry a rich look and sumptuous texture with sleek lines, modern cuts and intricately knitted yarns.

“My vision for Buchanan & Zavala is sophisticated, stylish yet simple fashion for today’s woman; comfortable for her fast paced lifestyle and beautifully designed,” said Buchanan & Zavala President and CEO Soo Buchanan. “We have assembled a considerable team, with the industry’s foremost design, yarn and manufacturing experts. Women can look forward to great things from the Buchanan & Zavala label.”

Buchanan & Zavala has been meticulous in ensuring that every aspect of the garment is of the utmost quality. The label incorporates the latest in knitting and strives to stay ahead of the technology with its association with the global industry leaders. Using the finest base and accent yarns from Italy and the U.S., and with manufacturing done all in the U.S., Buchanan & Zavala creates textures, colors and structures that not only look sensational, but keep their shape and comfort.

Executive Vice President R&D/Operations, Roberto Zavala said, “I am excited to be a part of this new venture. I am putting all my years of experience in luxury knitting towards this wonderful line, and I am so looking forward to what’s ahead of us.”

At launch, The Buchanan & Zavala label will feature four distinctive collections: BZ Signature, the “must have” basics that will carry over from season-to-season; Purple Haze, a purple and charcoal/gray group for career daywear as well as for casual wears; In His Clothes which is comprised of deep brown colorings characterized by a clean and “masculine” silhouette in various iterations ranging from suits, dresses and sweaters for daytime wear; and finally Bewitched which features beautiful contemporary dresses and suits for evening and more elegant occasions.

Buchanan & Zavala was formed in July 2010 in Orange County, California.

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